Madhya Pradesh: Dalit youth whipped 100 times, video goes viral

Bhopal: In a shocking incident, a 24-year old Dalit youth working at a petrol pump station was thrashed with a whip around 100 times for asking hike in salary.

According to media reports, the incident took place on June 23 in Madhya Pradesh‘s Hoshangabad but was reported on July 2 after a video of the assault went viral.

The video, shared by news agency ANI, shows the victim Ajay Ahirwar tied up to a pillar at petrol pump. He is being flogged with a belt by Deepak Sahu and Aakash Sahu, the manager and assistant manager.

The accused also hurled abuses at the victim while hitting him.

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As per Hindustan Times report, Hoshangabad superintendent of police Arvind Saxena said, “He requested a hike in his wages from Rs 3000 to Rs 5000 but Deepak Sahu scolded him and refused to do so. When Ajay didn’t come to the petrol pump on June 22 for duty, Sahu sent someone to get him the following day. When Ajay came, they tied him to the petrol pump and Deepak Sahu along with Aakash Sahu whipped him at least 100 times,” said Saxena, .

Both Deepak and Aakash have been arrested after Ajay lodge a police complaint.

Watch the video below: